State of the Race
Founder & Editor Sasha Stone
Editor Ryan Adams
State of the Race
Oscar Podcast Preview: 1927 - 1928, Louis B. Mayer's Kingdom of Heaven
Oscar Podcast Preview - When No Country for Old Men Couldn't Lose
June 17th, 2014
"He's a psychopathic killer but so what." "You seem like a man who wouldn't want to waste a chair." "If the road you followed has led you to this, of what use was the...
Oscar Podcast Preview: Marty Finally Wins Big
April 28th, 2014
2006 stands apart as one of my favorite Oscar years because it was like this past year in a way. It's rare that the film I personally WANT to win actually wins. It was...
Oscar Podcast Preview: 2005 - Oscar's Unforgettable Year, Brokeback Mountain Loses to Crash
April 20th, 2014
The morning after Brokeback Mountain lost I got an email from a reader, a very young reader in a foreign country, who told me that he would have killed himself that...
Oscar Podcast Preview - Return of the King Clean Sweeps
April 4th, 2014
2003 was the year Peter Jackson, and his collaborators, finally collected gold on their Middle Earth trilogy. Return of the King was the grand slam, filling the bases...
Oscar Podcast Preview 2001 - A Beautiful Mind and Halle and Denzel
December 14th, 2013
2001 will always be remembered as the year the first black actress won in the lead category. It wasn't just that, though. Both Halle Berry and Denzel Washington won that...
Oscar Podcast Preview -- 1998 Shakespeare in Love beats Saving Private Ryan
It was a dramatic Oscar year, one where Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan was expected to take the big prize. Spielberg had won the DGA, after all, and would go on to win Best Director. But...
Oscar Podcast Preview - 1994
The Shawkshank Redemption might be the best film that never won Best Picture, or very nearly that. But nothing was going to beat Forrest Gump that year, not even Pulp Fiction. 1994 seems to be a...
Oscar Podcast Preview: Schindler's List, the Unequivocal Best Picture winner
September 27th, 2013
There are very few Oscar years like 1993, when Schindler's List won Best Picture. Inevitability took hold in the decades before, say, the 1970s frequently. But after...
Oscar Podcast Preview - 1992
September 21st, 2013
Unforgiven won the Oscar for Clint Eastwood in 1992. The best picture nominees that year did not include the year's best film which was Robert Altman's The Player....
Previewing The Pivotal Year of 1989 for Oscar Podcast
1989 is one of the years we continually refer back to as it was both one of the only Oscar years where Best Picture went to a film without a directing nomination for its director, and it was also...
Oscar Podcast Takes on Rain Man
August 20th, 2013
In case you are interested, Craig Kennedy, Ryan Adams and I have been going through the Oscar years starting with the 1970s. This week we tackle 1988 when Rain Man...
Oscar Podcast Episode 25
April 9th, 2013
In case you missed it, our latest podcast was dedicated to Ebert. Have a listen. Next week we will return to the 1970s, with the year Godfather II beat Chinatown. ...
Last night, Craig Kennedy, Ryan and I do the Podcast Thang for episode 19 of Oscar podcast. You can subscribe to it on itunes if you'd like, or click here to listen. ...
Sloppy and Dirty Oscar Podcast, Globes Predictions Edition
Craig Kennedy, Ryan, Erik Anderson and I all give our reactions to this year's Oscar's nominations and we also predict the Globes. Have a listen. ...
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